Estimated number of Americans who think they will have trouble paying their credit card bills due to coronavirus, according to a survey by WalletHub: 67 million
Rank of coronavirus on the list of the top stressors in America today, above money problems, which has traditionally topped the list: 1
Amount less that female software engineers and data engineers make annually than males in the same role, according to a report by the DHI Group Inc. and Dice in their Gender Pay Gap in Tech report: $9,000
Amount less that female data architects make: $13,000
Amount less that female data scientists make: $10,000
Source: DHI Group Inc.
On average, number of times a week Americans say they feel sleepy, with 62% trying to "shake it off" as their primary response, according to the National Sleep Foundation's annual Sleep in America poll: 3
Of those who feel sleepy five to seven days a week, percentage who report especially high rates of irritability: 52
Percentage who report headaches: 40
Source: National Sleep Foundation.
Percentage of U.S. families who decided not to seek medical care -- everything from doctor visits to medications, vaccinations, annual exams, vision checks and more -- in the past year, specifically because of the cost, according to a Bankrate.com report: 32
Percentage of those with medical expenses in the past year who said the costs were higher than they anticipated: 50
Percentage who said the costs were lower than expected: 10
Percentage of U.S. consumers who stated the coronavirus is not impacting their interest in international travel, according to a survey conducted March 7–9 by Travelzoo: 44
Percentage who said the coronavirus has impacted their planned international travel: 36
Of those respondents, percentage who are considering their options, including selecting an alternate destination, postponing the trip or canceling the trip: 59
Percentage of professionals who say their organizations have a plan in place to keep their employees safe from COVID-19 that they are confident about, according to a survey from VitalSmarts: 34
Percentage who say they have a basic plan -- even if it is "hastily assembled": 43
Percentage of consumers who say they are worried about contracting the coronavirus, according to the market research team at Colling Media: 52
Percentage who say they are spending more than they usually budget on such items as cleaning products, toilet paper, tissues, hand sanitizers and water because of coronavirus concerns: 33
Source: Colling Media.
Percentage of patients who would forget to schedule a cleaning if they didn't receive a reminder from their dentist, according to research by Weave aimed at bringing attention to World Oral Health Day: 41
Percentage of people who avoid going to the dentist who say they regret it: 60
On average, number of petabytes (1 million gigabytes of digital information) of data that organizations manage, a nearly 40% increase since the average 9.70PB in 2018, and a staggering 831% increase since 2016, according to research by Dell Technologies Global Data Protection Index 2020 Snapshot: 13.53
On average, estimated total cost of data loss per organization over the last 12 months: $1 million-plus
Source: Dell Technologies.
Percentage of employees who say a whole new approach to education, skills training and learning, or an education revolution, is needed to better prepare people for the workforce, according to a survey conducted for Express Employment Professionals: 87
Percentage of U.S. employees who say schools are not doing a good job of preparing the next generation of workers for what their needs are after school: 54
Source: Express Employment Professionals.
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